SQL | Scalar functions exercise | Create various functions to show information about episodes

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Software ==> SQL  (198 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of SQL Server
Topic ==> Scalar functions  (6 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Subject ==> SQL training
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First (if you haven't already done so) run the script shown above to generate the Doctor Who training database.

See how many of the following functions you can create in the time left to you!

-- show all these functions working




-- function to count number of companions for a given episode

dbo.fnNumberCompanions(EpisodeId) AS Companions,

-- function to count the number of enemies for an episode

dbo.fnNumberEnemies(EpisodeId) AS Enemies,

-- function to count the number of words (hint: use a combination

-- of LTRIM and RTRIM to remove leading and trailing spaces, then

-- REPLACE to change all spaces to empty strings and compare the

-- LEN of the string before and after this change!)

dbo.fnWords(Title) AS Words




Words DESC

Here's what you should see when you run the query, if you manage to create all of the functions listed:

The episodes ordered by number of words

Four episodes have 7 words each.

When (if?) you finish, optionally save your query as Too many functions.sql, then close it down.

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